Breast Feeding

Publication Title: 
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

This review provides a summary of key findings from 22 systematic reviews on atopic eczema (AE) published over the 2-year period from January 2012 to 31 December 2013, focusing on prevention and treatment of AE. For an update of systematic reviews on the epidemiology, mechanisms of disease and methodological issues, see Part 1 of this update. Based on current systematic review evidence, the most promising intervention for the prevention of AE is the use of probiotics (and possibly prebiotics) during the late stages of pregnancy and early life.

Author(s): 
Madhok, V.
Futamura, M.
Thomas, K. S.
Barbarot, S.
Publication Title: 
Neonatal network: NN

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) affects 3.39 in every 1,000 live births. A literature review was conducted to determine the varying types of nonpharmacologic management being used currently and its effect on the treatment of NAS symptoms. Fourteen articles were found that used nonpharmacologic management in the treatment of NAS. Therapies included breastfeeding, positioning, rooming-in, acupuncture/acupressure, and beds. Each of the nonpharmacologic therapies in these articles, with the exception of rocking beds, was shown to have a positive effect on the newborn with NAS.

Author(s): 
Edwards, Lindy
Brown, Lisa F.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Reproductive Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To examine the rate of spontaneous twinning in selected countries in order to evaluate the impact of environmental stress and related socioeconomic factors on balancing reproductive activity and longevity. STUDY DESIGN: Four countries with similar ancestry were considered, 2 in Africa and 2 in the Caribbean. Data on gross domestic product per capita, as a measure of indigenous conditions, access to proper diet, health care, sanitation and shelter were compared with the relative rate of twinning.

Author(s): 
Steinman, Gary
Publication Title: 
La Psychiatrie De L'enfant

Is the breast taken into the mouth the same as both breasts as seen by the infant? In no way does taking the breast into the mouth exclude a certain erotic pleasure for both parties as has been shown by several studies that try to claim that the breast is no longer significant merely as a so-called "partial" object. This is what the iconography in Roman and Christian charity confirms.

Author(s): 
Lebovici, S.
Kestemberg, E.
Publication Title: 
Southern Medical Journal

BACKGROUND: Mississippi was selected as a pilot state in the national breastfeeding promotion campaign titled Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work (LSMBW). To reinforce the national LSMBW project, the Mississippi Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Breastfeeding Promotion Project Team developed a comprehensive program that included patient and family education, staff training, public awareness activities, health professional outreach, and partnerships with the community. The program also implemented a breastfeeding-friendly clinic environment project and a videotape project.

Author(s): 
Mitra, Amal K.
Khoury, Amal J.
Carothers, Cathy
Foretich, Camille
Publication Title: 
Revista Gaucha De Enfermagem

It is a qualitative study with the objective of identifying the man's perception regarding the changes that took place in his marital relationship during the child's breast-feeding. The data were collected through interview with 13 fathers. The results indicate that men develop attitudes and feelings relative to the son and the wife; they recognize that the alterations in their marital relationship are more evident during the first three months of the child's life and they try to understand or to demonstrate indifference towards the changes.

Author(s): 
de Brito, Rosineide Santana
de Oliveira, Eteniger Marcela Fernandes
Publication Title: 
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

The aim of this literature review was to identify breastfeeding practices that support women with diabetes to breastfeed. A search was undertaken of CINAHL and Medline databases to identify studies that inform breastfeeding practice for women with diabetes. This resulted in 14 studies (19 records). Most studies focused on women with GDM and T1D with some consideration of T2D. The review has been organised using Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, to enable a clear focus on the needs of women while identifying supportive practices.

Author(s): 
Fallon, Anne
Dunne, Fidelma
Publication Title: 
Clinical Pediatrics

BACKGROUND: Milk supply concern is the most common reason given by mothers for discontinuing breastfeeding. OBJECTIVES. To describe maternal experiences of interactions with health care providers related to milk supply. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ten focus groups (N = 56 participants) were conducted among mothers who had had milk supply concern in the first month after birth. Group sessions were audio-recorded, transcribed, coded, and analyzed to identify themes. Results.

Author(s): 
Flaherman, Valerie J.
Hicks, Katherine G.
Cabana, Michael D.
Lee, Kathryn A.
Publication Title: 
Breastfeeding Medicine: The Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Breastfeeding rates remain low, especially among low-income minority women. The objective of this qualitative study was to assess barriers to breastfeeding and reasons for combination feeding among low-income Latina women and their families. Meetings were held with key informants to inform the sampling plan and develop questions for focus groups.

Author(s): 
Bunik, Maya
Clark, Lauren
Zimmer, Lorena Marquez
Jimenez, Luz M.
O'Connor, Mary E.
Crane, Lori A.
Kempe, Allison
Publication Title: 
Social Science & Medicine (1982)

Women's narratives of their breastfeeding experiences are sites of construction and reconstruction of self as they undertake moral work in relation to feeding their baby. We engaged Foucault's 'technologies of the self' and his notion of ethics (the relationship with self) to examine that moral work (individual actions rather than adherence to universal moral codes) in relation to women's subjectivity constructed in interviews with 49 women from the UK.

Author(s): 
Ryan, Kath
Bissell, Paul
Alexander, Jo

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